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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 11, 2012 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of The Dead Shows

I liked his backup vocals in Fire quite a bit. The band, someone, should have turned him down in the mix. The most grating thing for me was that he was so high in the mix and had so little to offer in comparison to the rest of the band. When you can't hear a Jerry solo too well b/c of Vince (usually playing the song the same way every time) it can get on your nerves. He wasn't a good fit, but I agree with you that he tried. I never got the feeling that he was just mailing it in. His era in band history also hurts hum. All I will say in Samba in the Rain and leave it at that.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Aug 11, 2012 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of The Dead Shows

Yeah, Samba was a bad song, but again, it's difficult to wrap up a whole career in a song.

I would agree, though, that he was mixed into the overall sound very poorly. It's a shame.

And I don't agree that he was not flexible in his playing. He was a great improviser. I just feel that he was still starting to get into the swing. At the beginning, just after the Mag 7 lineup finished, he did have a lot of adjusting to do. Later, he improvised very well.

The story I heard was that his interview/audition was very quick, they heard that he could sing high harmonies, and that he was adequate on the keys. That was the extent of it. They wanted to get back on the road.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Aug 11, 2012 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of The Dead Shows

"Yeah, Samba was a bad song..."

Wait till ya get a "Samba" earworm!!


Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 11, 2012 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of The Dead Shows

GD were quite the wolf pack at that time, playing grab ass at Brent's funeral, ect. I have also heard about his audition. Maybe later his playing became better, but by then it was almost all over with the band, and few listen to '94 or '95. I never thought he was a negative guy or lazy, maybe way in over his head. I'm sure the Marin mafia didn't exactly open their arms to him, but I could be wrong. His was a tough go any way you look at it.